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Notice: In light of the exceptional circumstances we find ourselves in during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking necessary precautions to protect your health and safety. This may affect programs and services in your area and, in some cases, cause temporary program changes. To learn about the ongoing status of programs across VON, please refer to our Program Changes page
VON's nurses, personal support workers, therapists and other health care providers care for Canadians in their homes, communities and workplaces. Search below to find the service that will meet your needs or those of your loved one.
VON’s Supportive Housing Program provides homemaking, personal support and/or attendant services to elderly individuals who live in supportive housing locations and who require services on a 24-hour basis.
|Greater Sudbury, Grey Bruce, Middlesex-Elgin, Peel, Windsor Essex||Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Home Support, Personal Care||More info|
Volunteers and paid drivers provide seniors and adults with disabilities transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, adult day programs, and other appointments.
|Annapolis Valley, Antigonish, Colchester East Hants, Greater Sudbury, Halifax, Hamilton, Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward, Lunenburg, Middlesex-Elgin, Oxford, Perth Huron Stratford, Pictou, Queens County, VON Kingston, Waterloo Wellington Dufferin||Seniors and adults living with varying abilities||Community Programs, Home Support||More info|
|Veteran Affairs Canada VAC Assessments||
Staff nurses will complete the nursing assessment and submit electronically to VAC.
|Annapolis Valley, Antigonish, Cape Breton, Cumberland, North Bay, Pictou, Porcupine, Queens County, Sarnia, Tri County||Seniors||Community Programs||More info|
|Vial of Life||
The Vial of Life program stores vital health information including physician and pharmacist contacts, allergies and other medical information in a vial in the refrigerator.
|Antigonish, Cape Breton, Colchester East Hants, Cumberland, Halifax, Queens County||Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Community Programs||More info|
Volunteers provide companionship to isolated seniors or adults with physical or disabilities.
|Annapolis Valley, Antigonish, Brantford Haldimand, Chatham Kent, Greater Toronto Area, Halifax, Hamilton, Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward, Middlesex-Elgin, Peel, Perth Huron Stratford, Windsor Essex||Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Community Programs||More info|
|Volunteer Visiting for Mental Health||
Focused on seniors who have been diagnosed with long-term mental health issues, the volunteer visiting program provides regular weekly visits. Volunteers are extensively trained to meet clients' needs.
|Waterloo Wellington Dufferin||Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Community Programs||More info|
|Wellness and Health-Promotion Clinics||
Held in public places such as pharmacies or community events, VON Wellness and Health Promotion clinics offer screening tests and assessment of cholesterol, blood pressure, body-mass index and other indicators of potential health problems.
|Annapolis Valley, Antigonish, Brantford Haldimand, Cape Breton, Chatham Kent, Colchester East Hants, Cumberland, Greater Sudbury, Greater Toronto Area, Halifax, Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward, Lunenburg, Niagara, North Bay, Ottawa, Oxford, Perth Huron Stratford, Porcupine, Queens County, Sarnia, Simcoe County, Tri County, VON Kingston||Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Community Programs||More info|
|Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)||
This educational program educates employees about hazardous materials on the job and alerts them to safe practices when dealing with these hazards.
|Greater Sudbury, Oxford||Business||Workplace Services||More info|
|Workplace Wellness Clinics||
Offered either as half-day or "lunch and learn" sessions, these clinics take screening, counselling and health education to the workplace.
|Annapolis Valley, Antigonish, Cape Breton, Chatham Kent, Colchester East Hants, Cumberland, Greater Sudbury, Greater Toronto Area, Grey Bruce, Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward, Lunenburg, North Bay, Oxford, Perth Huron Stratford, Peterborough, Porcupine, Queens County, Sarnia, Simcoe County, Thunder Bay, Tri County, VON Kingston, Windsor Essex||Business||Workplace Services||More info|
|Youth Volunteer Program||
This program matches young volunteers with lonely seniors or adults with disabilities in their home or in a retirement home.
|Oxford||Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Community Programs||More info|
Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that consults with experts to develop health care standards based on best practices. They accredit a wide range of health care and social services providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, clinics, and community health programs. Accreditation Canada has been helping providers improve health care quality and safety for more than 55 years.